Ohio-based indie rockers The 1984 Draft have announced several group/solo outings for the summer and fall of 2016 supporting Beach Slang, Potty Mouth, Hawthorne Heights, Maps and Atlases, The Tweens and more. See the dates below.
The 1984 Upcoming Shows:
June 22 – The Yellow Cab – Dayton, OH – w/ Tim Easton (Joe Anderl solo)
July 08 – Port City Music Club – Portland, ME w/ Beach Slang and Potty Mouth (Joe Anderl solo)
July 23 – The Yellow Cab – Dayton, OH – w/ Hawthorne Heights and more
July 24 – Jimmies Ladder 11 – Dayton, OH w/ Kevin Milner
Sept 02 – Blind Bob’s – Dayton, OH w/ The Pinkertones
Sept 16-17 – Dayton Music Art and Film Festival – w/ Maps and Atlases, The Tweens, Daniel Martin Moore, Paleface, Keeps, and more
The 1984 Draft, in particular its primary singer/songwriter Joe Anderl, has enjoyed the opportunity to support a broad and diverse a list of nationally and internationally recognized musicians over 20 years as a singer/songwriter. To name just a representative sample, he’s supported everyone from indie rock heavies like Maritime, The New Amsterdams, The Wrens, Murder By Death, Limbeck and Ink and Dagger, to celebrated songwriters like John Vanderslice, Richard Buckner, party rocker Andrew WK, and even hardcore heavies Everytime I Die and H2O. He’s also toured regionally and nationally alongside Adam Torres (Fat Possum) and The Gunshy (Sleep Recordings), and as a member of The Kyle Sowashes (Anyway Records) and Waking Kills The Dream (ex-Morning Again, ex-Twelve Tribes, Goodlife Recordings)
His current project The 1984 Draft, which includes drummer Justin Satinover, guitarist Eli Alban, and bassist Charles Heck, are a passionate quartet that channels alt-folk sensibilities through a ‘90s emo and indie lens. This is definitely recommended for fans of The Replacements, Smoking Popes, Soul Asylum, Sugar and Cheap Girls.
2015 found The 1984 Draft as one of 24 Ohio bands being featured on the 10th anniversary Aquabear Legion double vinyl compilation, and they released an EP on November 6 on Gas Daddy Go! (GBV, Swearing at Motorists, Smug Brothers) titled Heisman Trophy Winner.